To be honest I don’t always recommend family sessions at the beach. The combination of sun and sand doesn’t always work well for photos, particularly when the kids might get hot and sweaty and there is water nearby to get wet in within the first 5 minutes of the shoot! And time of day is very important – if there’s full sun it can be difficult to get great shots. But … when you start at the end of the day so the sun is low and offering great light, when you pick a beach that has beautiful backdrops, and when you have a gorgeous family including two cute and cheeky kids, the combination can be just right. Like this gorgeous family session and one of my favourites from late last year.